Friendship in Prayer Inspires Boldness

by Ronald Rolheiser, OMI on Sep 3, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Prayer is about love, not insight. It is meant to establish friendship. Friendship, as we know,...

Prayer Is All about Relationship

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 31, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Genuine prayer, or contemplation, is all about relationship. It is the kind of prayer in which...

Mysticism of the Streets

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Aug 27, 2019 5:00:00 AM

St. Francis of Assisi brought mysticism from the monasteries and academia to the streets. He...

Knowing Through Experience

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Aug 25, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Most of us believe things because our churches tell us to believe them. We don’t want to be...

Silence Is Almost Too Simple

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Aug 23, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The simplest spiritual discipline is some degree of solitude and silence. To be with our own...

Mysticism, Not Moralism

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Aug 21, 2019 5:00:00 AM

God always entices you through love. You were probably taught that God would love you if and...

Prayer Is Like Practicing Heaven Now

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Aug 19, 2019 5:00:00 AM

“Everything exposed to the light itself becomes light” (Ephesians 5:13). In prayer, we merely...

What God Does Through Us

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 9, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Contemplation is not what I do, or what I do to God. It is what God does to me through an...

Is Your Prayer Lopsided?

by Roch Niemier, OFM on Aug 4, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Contemplation requires a radical shift in thinking: Deep contemplative prayer is not so much...

Are We Afraid of Weakness?

by Mark Mossa, SJ on Jul 10, 2019 5:00:00 AM

If the God who became one of us saw the necessity of accepting weakness and suffering in order...